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Homer E. Sackett autobiography

 Collection — Folder: S1751
Identifier: S1751

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a photocopy of an autobiography written in the form of a letter to his son, Henry R. Sackett.


  • 1939


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Homer E. Sackett was born on March 5, 1875, in Putnam County, Indiana. His father died when he was five years old, leaving his mother to care for him and his four siblings. In 1900, Sackett went to Colorado to help care for his sister, May. He married Verona Heck in 1903. Sackett and his family moved to Bloomington, Indiana, where he earned a law degree from Indiana University in 1911. He practiced law in Gary (1912-1935) until being elected Judge of Lake County Superior Court in 1934. He served four terms. Sackett died on January 2, 1966. Source: “Obituaries.” Res Gestae. Jan. 1966: 15.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Henry R. Sackett.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/11 by Christina Baich. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fichter. EAD finding aid created 2018/06/06 by Lauren Patton.
Homer E. Sackett autobiography
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.